* indicates lifetime member of the SDSU Alumni Association
’59 Dan Dierdorff (finance) was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, California chapter, and into the San Diego Hall of Champions for his 50 years of officiating.
’60 The Hon. Victor Bianchini* (political science), a U.S. District Court judge in Buffalo, N.Y., won the National Fencing Championship in his age division (70-79) and represented the U.S. at the World Championships in Krems, Austria.
’66 Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr.* (finance) received the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s 2012 award for excellence by a government official. He is San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk.
’70 Ralph Dudgeon (music education; ’72 M.A., trumpet performance), professor emeritus of music at SUNY Cortland, retired after 27 years; Patricia Mensch (accounting), head of the CPA firm Mensch and Associates, has joined forces with Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP.
’71 David Koenigshofer (mechanical engineering) joined the Chapel Hill, N.C., office of Dewberry. He will manage projects in western North Carolina.
’76 David Down* (accounting) celebrated his 35th anniversary with KPMG’s San Diego office and his 17th year as managing partner.
’78 Ron Yukelson* (journalism) associate administrator, business development, at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, was inducted into the California State University, Northridge Athletic Hall of Fame.
’79 Kathleen Kennedy (television, film and new media), was named co-chair of Lucasfilm, positioning her to take over the studio that is home to the “Star Wars” films as its founder, George Lucas, prepares to retire. She received an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from SDSU in 2004.
’80 Jeff Figler (M.A. sociology) published “Collecting for Beginners.” He and his wife own the Figler Foundation and Museum in Poway.
’84 Mickey Brown* (electrical engineering) is chief of the Capabilities Integration Division within the Plans and Programming Directorate at the Headquarters Air Force Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base; Frederick Pierce* (finance; ’88 M.B.A./real estate) is the Ernst & Young 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year in real estate and construction.
’86 Lycia Coble Sibilla (accounting) is a program officer in the Family Liaison Office of the U.S. Department of State. She has also worked in the National Security Office of the U.S. Vice President.
’87 Lalo Alcaraz (art) is the 2012 Revolucionario Award Winner in the New Americano category; Christopher Carlyle (political science), attorney for the Carlyle Appellate Law Firm, accepted the Brevard County (Fla.) Legal Aid Inc.’s Appellate Law Award on behalf of his firm; Kathy Drucquer Duff* (recreation administration) is associate vice president for University Development at UC San Diego; Marisue Fasick (finance) joined Trustmark Companies as vice president in the Information Technology Enterprise Project Management Office.
’88 Stephen Donell (real estate), president of FedReceiver, was re-elected 2012 co-president of the Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter of the California Receivers Forum; Tom Gildred (accounting) is the Ernst & Young 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging category; Jackie Hanten Bouchard (accounting) published the humorous fictional novel, “What the Dog Ate.”
’93 Matthew Liao-Troth, Ph.D., (real estate) is interim provost at Georgia College. Previously, he was dean of its J. Whitney Bunting College of Business; Paul Zimmer (M.B.A./real estate) was elected president of the San Diego Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
’94 Michelle Bowen (English; 2000 M.F.A., creative writing) is CEO and founder of Red Piggy Press, which released a new book app for children whose parents travel frequently or are stationed away from home; Joseph King (finance/real estate), employed with Madison Partners, was a broker of the year in Los Angeles for 2011.
’96 John Bradley (finance) joined the Irvine, Calif., office of Troutman Sanders LLP.
’97 Angie Mendoza (nursing) is a clinical informatics specialist at Sharp Grossmont Hospital and recently became a certified professional in health information management systems.
’03 Patty Vitale (M.P.H. epidemiology), assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at Cooper University Hospital, Camden, N.J., co-authored “Population Based Nursing: Concepts and competencies for advanced practice,” released by Springer Publishing.
’04 Sarah Frankel (speech communication) joined the Garden City Group Inc., in New York as business development specialist for corporate restructuring services.
’06 Jeremy Davis (criminal justice) was sworn in as an attorney in California by his father, Judge John Davis.
’09 Iris Caffin (’11 M.A., television, film and new media) won the 2012 Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship from the College Television Awards. She is an associate producer for the History Channel’s “Swamp People.” Steven Beitashour (communication) was named to the Major League Soccer All-Star Game roster for 2012. He plays for the San Jose Earthquakes.